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post #21 of 38
Buy the board sensibly, to what your needs is.

If you're going for no overclock, any capable board that supports the chip will work.
If you're going for a slight overclock, get a board with at least cooling on the mosfets and is no the lowest on the list
Big overclock = big phased board

I bet you most incidents of board failures are where someone has stated "yeah push 1.3 through the CPU/NB, and 1.5 through the chip, thats the max rated voltage for AMD chips" with the person on the other end thinking "it must be fine, my board does say it supports 140W CPUs, so I have plenty of room with my FX-6100 because its only 95W".

The scenario which probably happens tongue.gif if you don't know how overclocking works and why things may go boom don't overclock.
post #22 of 38
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^Those links really don't specify much since info was haphazard (especially the first).
Then again, not disagreeing with you on the higher phase count (which is obvious). Each has his/her point of view smile.gif

Man smile.gif I am agree with you too.
Perhaps I've stated in my first comment, I've blown up two MSI boards and also has suffered throttling from one of low phase Asus board. This is why I can't see someone buying that type of hardware sad-smiley-002.gif whose main intention is heavy overclocking. That is why I was suggesting him.........well forget it smile.gif
Well.....you're right each has his/her point of view.

tongue.gif I think thread starter now has many things to read, he can now choose what best suits for him.
Edited by sumitlian - 11/25/12 at 10:46am
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^How long did the GD70 hold out?
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post #24 of 38
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^How long did the GD70 hold out?

Firstly I had blown 790FX GD70, then I was unaware of all about VRM and Mosfets and phases tongue.gif It was summer time, Though I was using H70.
I set the voltage to 1.45v in BIOS, settings was 286x14 (4.0GHz). Fired up Prime95 FFT and went to do pee.
When I returned from toilet, I saw system was shut down, monitor's red LED was blinking mad.gif
I pushed start button, system starts and automatically switched off within a second. I perceived something bad has happened mad.gif

Then I send it to RMA, then they replaced it with 890FX GD70 after about 45 days.
Revised the same procedure mad.gif , and this board died too, but this time it struggled for 20 minutes.

Then I started searching and found Overclock.net, and somehow I found info about VRM/Mosfet.
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Firstly I had blown 790FX GD70, then I was unaware of all about VRM and Mosfets and phases tongue.gif It was summer time, Though I was using H70.
I set the voltage to 1.45v in BIOS, settings was 286x14 (4.0GHz). Fired up Prime95 FFT and went to do pee.
When I returned from toilet, I saw system was shut down, monitor's red LED was blinking mad.gif
I pushed start button, system starts and automatically switched off within a second. I perceived something bad has happened mad.gif
Then I send it to RMA, then they replaced it with 890FX GD70 after about 45 days.
Revised the same procedure mad.gif , and this board died too, but this time it struggled for 20 minutes.
Then I started searching and found Overclock.net, and somehow I found info about VRM/Mosfet.

Sucks frown.gif

PM xd. He'll want to record those failures biggrin.gif
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post #26 of 38
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Sucks frown.gif
PM xd. He'll want to record those failures biggrin.gif

Yeah I have already told xd smile.gif
No more need to record failures of those boards, everyone have known they are garbage for Phenom II X6 overclocking biggrin.gif
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post #27 of 38
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Think I'm going to be content on the
ASUS M5A99X EVO AM3+ AMD 990X SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

I want to get it to 4.2ghz and finnaly get the NB to the recommended range 2.8 - 3.0 i think?

I've been doing alot of transcoding of my movies cause i got a new tablet and using Handbrake setting Android High i would like proccess faster than 80fps. Which is what it currently does with all 6 cores going at 3.8 and 57C cpu and 63C boardtemp... Of course i'm in New Hampshire and my basement is usually around 50f which helps a ton.

It'll be fun taking apart my case and stuffing it all back together again.
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post #28 of 38
1090T still? Mind all chips are different, but yup that board will give you the headroom to overclock on.

I have the M5A97 PRO and I have my locked 1045T to 4Ghz, so the board is capable of high overclocks with the Phenoms.

Getting the CPU NB to 3Ghz isn't that difficult on the Phenom, just bump your FSB up and voltage a bit and you'll be there. Helps a lot with performance.

Taking a PC apart and chucking in new components is always fun. Have fun overclocking it, it'll be well worth it thumb.gif

By the way I would upgrade your cooling.
post #29 of 38
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Yea i don't have a TRUE need for something beefier than the 1090T. But if i was to buy a combo deal what do i do with the 1090?

Upgrade the cooling on what? The CPU has Cooler Master Hyper N520 currently plugged into it.
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post #30 of 38
Is that N520 new or old? You said it gets to 63c which is very hot.

Could get some more fans in your case and upgrade the stock fan on the cooler? Unless you have already changed it tongue.gif

Beefier? Remember the 1090T is one of the best performing chips out there for AMD, other than that the FX-8320 would beat it thumb.gif the new FX-6300 barely beats it

I think Steamroller will be the day when Phenoms look old in AMDs list!
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